Welcome To

Saint Michael The Archangel

Catholic Church

 In Garland, Texas!

Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church believes that God’s saving presence is made visible in Christ Jesus and that God touches all people through the mystery of the Risen Christ and His kingdom. We believe that by proclaiming the Gospel, worshipping, building community and serving others, we participate in the mystery of Christ among us.

Father Joseph

950 Trails Parkway | Garland, TX 75043

Our History

 

On May 29, 1980, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church was established by His Excellency, The Most Reverend Thomas Tschoepe, D.D., Bishop of Dallas, who appointed The Reverend Robert J. Curran founding pastor of the parish. The first years of the new parish saw weekend celebrations of Mass at the VFW in Garland. “Old-timers” remember well going to Mass on Sunday morning with the smell of beer wafting in from an adjoining room.

 

September 5, 1980, the first Mass within the parish boundaries was celebrated in a chapel, converted from the garage of the newly-purchased rectory on Trails. Attendance continued to grow, and on October 18, 1981, groundbreaking for a new church building took place at 950 Trails Parkway. Construction was concluded in August, and on the seventh day of that month, the church was dedicated to the glory of God and for the people of St. Michael’s parish.

 

Another important moment in the life of the parish came on August 14, 1988, when ground was broken for a new parish hall. Although construction of the new building caused significant disruption, there was only joy when, on October 1, 1989, the new parish hall was dedicated for use.

 

St. Michael’s Church has been blessed with priests who have led us in our spiritual journey in becoming close to Christ. We are grateful for those men who have served our parish:

Father Robert Curran, Pastor

Father James Sharp, Parochial Vicar

Father Ronald Bratt, Parochial Vicar

Msgr. Leon Duesman, Pastor

Father John Haugh, Parochial Vicar

Father Marcus Chidozie, Priest-in-Residence

Father James Sharp, Priest-in-Charge

Father Peter Chinnappan, Pastoral Administrator

Father Jacob Dankasa, Parochial Vicar

Father Joseph A. Mehan Jr. Pastor 2008

Father Joseph Nedumankuzhiyil, Priest-in-Residence

 

Our first thirty years have been filled with challenges and joy. Our parish has grown significantly as the years have passed. With the Grace of God, the generous donations of parishioners and Father Sharp’s love for music, a pipe organ was installed in 2004. On May 1, 2005, we celebrated our twenty-fifth anniversary with a Mass depicting our ethnic diversity. We have seen many happy events as well as some sad occasions. Trusting in God’s goodness, we look forward to even greater achievements for the Faith in the future.

Parish Clergy & Staff

Clergy

Rev. Joseph A. Mehan, Jr. 

Priest in Residence

Rev. Joseph Nedumankuzhiyil

(Fr. Saju) 

Priest in Residence

Deacon Andrew M. Pena 

Permanent Deacon

Deacon

Joe R. Perez 

Permanent Deacon

Rev. Mr. Roshan Fernandes

Transitional Deacon


Staff Members

John Sharp

Parish Manager

972-279-6581, ext. 22

Mary Gaines

Parish Secretary

972-279-6581, ext. 10

Diane Salazar

Marriage/Family Life &

Safe Environment Coor. 

972-279-6581, ext. 19

Sherri Williams

Parish Catechetical Leader

Pre-School–Elementary

RICA Adults & Youth 

972-279-6581, ext. 11

Richard Sesbino

Middle & High School

Youth Minister 

972-279-6581, ext. 17

Georgia Salinas

Assistant Parish

Catechetical Leader

972-279-6581, ext. 16

Tiffany Vu

Middle & High School

Youth Minister 

972-279-6581, ext. 17

Roy Escobar

Maintenance Director

972-279-6581, ext. 14

Funeral Meals


We are currently recruiting new members to donate a side dish, help set up, serve and clean up after funeral meals, which are offered to all families having a funeral at St. Michael.  A sandwich meal is offered, with all ingredients for sandwiches donated by the church.  Pasta salads, green salads, and desserts are donated by parishioners on the funeral meals list.

 

Help is needed, especially with setting up, serving, and cleaning up after the meals.  

 

For more information about the Funeral Meals Ministry,

contact Mary Gaines, at 

[email protected] or  (972) 279-6581, Ext. 10.